The NAIDOC Twitter stream was infiltrated by a certain game of football last night with many people dubbing it the NAIDOC State of Origin. (lol)
Today on Deadly Bloggers, we have new posts
- Mark Mullins‘ on his Blak and Black blog has posted a second NAIDOC post for 2012 that challenges the position of the ACT’s Minister for Indigenous Affairs on a local issue.
- Oomisslulu has also posted a second post for NAIDOC Week about Australia’s first Indigenous surgeon, Dr Kelvin Kong. That’s an inspirational read.
- Lisa J‘s has reflected on the importance of NAIDOC Week on her diary blog, Once Upon a Lifetime. Lisa’s archive spans right back to 2003, and I can’t confirm it, but I suspect she holds the record as the Indigenous Australian who has been blogging the longest. I think I may have to include that in the Blak History Month’s Great Moments in Blakistory file.
- And blog I added to the list just yesterday, Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist, takes a feminist look at Miss NAIDOC. Possibly a bit of controversy that people might like to check out.
But it’s important to consider that if I only accessed the major television stations, I’d never know that NAIDOC was happening, but because I’m online, I’ve found out what’s happening in places like – Blacktown, Ballarat, Rockhampton, Fraser Coast, Bunderberg, Manning River, Port Augusta, Bendigo, Toowoomba, Mornington Peninsula, Woolloomoolloo, Geraldton, Cowra, Coffs Harbour, Gladstone, Cumberland, Canberra, Glen Innes, Shepparton.